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3/17/2004 5:49:30 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--March 17, 2004

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H S L D A ' s W E E K L Y U P D A T E
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Topics for March 17, 2004

1. HSLDA's Emergency Appeal Denied By Pennsylvania Supreme Court
2. 2004 HSLDA Art Contest Announced
3. Protecting Parents' Rights from Social Services
4. Rule Revisions go to State Board of Education
5. Home School Heartbeat: Short-term Missions and Homeschoolers

Plus: Homeschooling in the News



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1. HSLDA's Emergency Appeal Denied By Pennsylvania Supreme Court

An over-zealous social worker in Pennsylvania is causing serious
legal problems for the Gauthiers, an HSLDA member family.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1409


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2. 2004 HSLDA Art Contest Announced

This year's theme is "Special To Me"--People, Places, and Things that
are Special to You. The contest is open to all homeschoolers age 7-
18.

Click here for more information.
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1410


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3. Protecting Parents' Rights from Social Services

Ohio - HSLDA is committed to protecting innocent families from
government actions that would take away their freedoms. One of the
most ominous threats to homeschool freedom occurs whenever a social
worker appears at the door to investigate allegations of abuse or
neglect.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1411


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4. Rule Revisions go to State Board of Education

Wednesday, March 17, the State Board of Education will take its first
look at proposed changes to New Hampshire's homeschool rules.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1412


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5. Home School Heartbeat: Short-term Missions and Homeschoolers

Send your teens on a short-term mission trip--and watch them fall in
love with missions.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1413



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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Mar. 16: WorldNow/WISTV (South Carolina)
Homeschool Students Hope for Chance to Play on Public School Sports
Teams
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1414

Mar. 15: 1010 WINS (New York)
NYS Educators Crackdown On Homeschoolers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1415

Mar. 14: Newsday (New York)
New Regulations Prompt Complaints From Homeschooled Students
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1416

Mar. 12: Gannett Wisconsin Online (Wisconsin )
Some Parents Prefer Freedom, Flexibility of Home Schooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1417

Mar. 11: Times Community (Virginia)
Homeschooling Is a Shared Commitment in Clarke and Loudoun
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1418

Mar. 10: Peninsula Clarion (Alaska)
Education on Wheels Kenai Family Takes Homeschool Studies on the Road
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1419



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